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bushing

[ boosh-ing ]
/ ˈbʊʃ ɪŋ /
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noun

Electricity. a lining for a hole, intended to insulate and protect from abrasion one or more conductors that pass through it.
Machinery.
  1. a replaceable thin tube or sleeve, usually of bronze, mounted in a case or housing as a bearing.
  2. a replaceable hardened steel tube used as a guide for various tools or parts, as a drill or valve rod.

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Origin of bushing

First recorded in 1785–95; bush2 + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for bushing

bushing
/ (ˈbʊʃɪŋ) /

noun

another word for bush 2 (def. 1)
an adaptor having ends of unequal diameters, often with internal screw threads, used to connect pipes of different sizes
a layer of electrical insulation enabling a live conductor to pass through an earthed wall, etc
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